Proverbs 3:27-28 (NKJV)
27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
When it is in the power of your hand to do so.
28 Do not say to your neighbor,
“Go, and come back,
And tomorrow I will give it,”
When you have it with you.
God uses us, His people, to bless others. Often we pray for something or are in need of something and we don’t get it because the person that God wants to use to bless you, decides that they don’t want to do what God told them to do. They may choose not to because takes them out of their comfort zone or God could have touched on a sore spot of plain selfishness. But think about it, what if you were the one in need or your child was the one in need? Wouldn’t you want someone to move when God told them to? We have to be the change we want to see. You never know what you may be sitting on or hoarding in your garage, the one thing that your neighbor needs and because of your selfishness or your disobedience, that person goes without. God loves a cheerful giver and most of the time you get back what you’ve given but please don’t let that be your motivation. Give out of love, love should be your motivation. Plus, you never know when you may need help and trust me, the day will come. There will come a time when we will all have to depend on each other and share our belongings but isn’t that what God wanted us to do anyway? What happened to the Acts 2 church? LOVE ANYWAY! It’s not about you or how you feel, it’s about God. He’s the One who gave you all that you have anyway! You didn’t get it on your own and it can quickly be taken away from you! You can’t say that you’re a Christian but when you’re called to do something for God, you decide not to do so! It’s not about you, show LOVE ANYWAY!
Be blessed & encouraged,